The closing match of the season was fished on a wet and windy day at Tingrith Manor Lake on the 5th March.
Back towards full strength 18 of our regulars fished through the wind and rain to produce some excellent bags of fish for what were considered to be winter conditions.
1st John Clennett 72 lbs 14ozs
2nd Tony Kay 66 lbs
3rd John Wilson 62 lbs 1oz
4th Dave Askew 58 lbs 8ozs
5th Trevor 57 lbs 1oz
6th Gary Page 52 lbs 8ozs
7th Andy Boocock 41 lbs 3ozs
Fantastic weights all round with a total weigh in for the match of 540 lbs.
It has to be remembered that all three lakes at Tingrith fish well and Woodlands continues to produce pleasant surprises. Pictured below are Dave Maple with a fine example of a 2 lb Crucian Carp caught mid water with a banded pellet, Vinny Bunker with a lovely metallic 5 lb fish taken on a 10mm boilie. To add to the mix a fine perch of 3 lbs caught by William Savage.
Also everything went well for the last river match of the season fished on the River Great Ouse at Kempston on the 12th March.
16 match anglers took this last opportunity to fish this fine stretch of river and they were not disappointed. The winning weights were as follows:
1st Terry Noble 31 lbs 6ozs
2nd Mick Burrell 18 lbs 2ozs
3rd Paul Caton 17 lb 10ozs
4th Nigel Porter 14 lb 5ozs
5th Neil Shern 11 lb 8ozs
6th Alan Hobbs 9 lbs 3ozs
Whilst there were a number of DNW’s the chub shone through in the winning weights with Terry Noble weighing in specimen fish of 6lb 6ozs and two of 6 lbs 4ozs. Likewise Nigel Porter took fish up to 6lb 3ozs.
Not limited to match fishing this stretch offers superb sport for the leisure angler with earlier in the month Alan Hobbs taking 6 fish to 5 and 6 lb and Peter Munday taking two chub from a nearby swim earlier in the week the best weighing in at 5 lbs 9ozs (pictured below)